Emergency Response using Ephemeral Social Communities across Online Social Networks

Jung, Youna and Figueiredo, Renato and A. B. Fortes, José (2015) Emergency Response using Ephemeral Social Communities across Online Social Networks. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing, 1 (5). e4. ISSN 2312-8623

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In an emergency situation, receiving prompt and organized help from nearby people is of critical importance. The growing use of online social networks (OSNs) in emergency situations is a clear indication of the natural applicability of online social networking technologies to emergency responses. Despite this intense interest, a number of fundamental limitations still exist, such as lack of conceptual models and limitations on group organization and cooperation. To address existing limitations, we propose Whistle+ – a cooperation framework for OSN users which can 1) dynamically organize an emergency community with nearby eligible users who are distributed in heterogeneous online social networks, and 2) guarantee secure communication, unrestricted cooperation and resource sharing by leveraging the SocialVPN virtual network and the Jitsi communicator. To test the feasibility and applicability of Whistle+, we present a prototype implementation and demonstrate its applicability to an example use case.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency cooperation, Ephemeral social community, online social network, cooperation framework, temporary virtual private network, privacy protection.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 11:54
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 11:54
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4313

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